“When Florida accounts for only 8 percent of the nation’s property insurance claims but 76 percent of national property insurance litigation, you know there is a problem.”
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
NEW LAW PROTECTS YOU FROM SCAMS
Understanding Florida Property Insurance Reform Bill: SB 76
BILL SB 76: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 |
What’s Changed For Florida Homeowners
Prohibited Property Insurance Practices by Contractors
Changes to Florida's One-Way Attorney Fee Statute
The Eligibility and Glidepath of Citizens
The Deadline to File Claims
PROHIBITED PROPERTY INSURANCE PRACTICES
BY CONTRACTORS | Protection From Roofing Scams
Learn more about how SB:76 protects you from roofing scams below:
Anti-Soliciting Law for Roof Contractors
In an effort to control roofing scams from occurring throughout Florida, Governor DeSantis recently signed a new law that prohibits roofers from soliciting homeowners. This means that roofing contractors cannot make unsolicited contact with you through any written or electronic means, or in person. Solicitation includes, but is not limited to:
What Is The Purpose of This Law?
This new law is one step toward a larger effort to help combat roofing scams and fraudulent claims. Beware of any contractor who solicits your business or tries to convince you that they can get you a brand new roof for free. Fraudulent claims that roofing contractors can profit from are not free: All Floridians pay the price in the way of higher insurance premiums.
What Should You Do If A Roofer Tries to Solicit You?
By law, if you signed a contract with a roofer who illegally solicited your business, you have 10 days to rescind that contract. If a roofer is in violation of this new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2021, they may be subject to a $10,000 fine and possible criminal penalties. Please contact our Claims Team at 877-799-3389 X1 for more information, and we will work with you directly on making your house a home again.
“Supporters hope SB 76 will begin to reduce litigation and control home insurance premiums.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis